Rain hasn’t eased supply

SEVERN Trent Water are warning that it will take more than a few showers to maintain reservoirs levels throughout the summer.

Reservoir levels across the STW region are currently around ten per cent lower than they would normally be at this time of year.

The firm are appealing to customers to play their part by conserving water supplies and using the resource wisely.

Martin Kane, customer relations director, said: “The weather throughout March and April has been exceptionally dry, and we are doing everything we can to actively manage the balance between our reservoir, river and groundwater supplies.

“More rain isn’t a popular idea but it is what we need, preferably spread over several days and weeks, so the reservoirs across the region can top up.”